Can Salvini and Meloni join hands to form the first fully National Populist government in Western Europe?

Posted on August 11, 2019 7:00 am

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Italy’s interior minister Matteo Salvini has called on the country’s prime minister to recognize the government’s ruling coalition has collapsed, demanding a vote of no confidence and snap elections.

Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the National Populist Brothers of Italy party, has said that new elections could bring about a government set on making the “politically incorrect reforms that Italy needs”. She also believes sovereignist alliance between her party and Salvini’s League “can last five years”, Secolo d’Italia reports.

Following Salvini’s League party blocking an expensive high-speed rail project, the Five Star Movement – League coalition has been effectively rendered over,